Tips for Visiting Glacier National Park
When planning your trip to GNP, you may notice the parks requirements to have park passes and reservations. Not knowing the area, or what to do, this can be a frustrating process.
What You May Need to Enter the Park...
May 26 through September 10 reservations will be required for Going-To-The-Sun Road westside entrances and the North Fork from 6am to 3pm.
July 1 through September 10 reservations will be required for east side entrance including Many Glacier, Two Medicine, and Going-To-The-Sun Road from Rising Sun from 6am to 3pm.
If you are entering the park in a vehicle or on a motorcycle during these dates...
You will need two things.
A vehicle reservation
Park Entrance Fee OR valid park Park Pass
How to Enter the Park without a Reservation..
If you want to visit the park without a reservation, you may enter before 6am or after 3pm. The park is open 24/7.
What About the 4-Month Advance Reservations?
During the winter months, you will be able to get a reservation, 4 months in advance. Most of those dates have already passed (May 26 - June 30), but if you are visiting in August or September, you still have time!
August 1-31 Release Date: April 1st
September 1 - 10 Release Date: May 1st
What about the 24-Hour Reservations?
The 24-hour advance reservations will become available starting May 25 at 8am MDT.
Reservations can only be booked on Recreation.gov
Lodging in or near GNP
Whether you are camping in an RV, tent, or staying in a hotel, there is an abundance of lodging in or near Glacier National Park.
One thing to keep in mind... stay close!
If you are travelling into the west side of the park, you will find attractive towns like Whitefish, Kalispell and Columbia Falls. If you're okay with a little further of a drive, they are all great places to go. If you're looking
for locations closer to the parks entrance, look into rentals or RV parks in Coram or Hungry Horse.
Want to lodge inside the park? Click here for further information.
Within the borders of Glacier National Park, you will find over 700 miles of trails. You just need to figure out which trails to explore.
You may be wondering.. where do I find these trails that are truly worth it?
Check out RightOnTrek's Wilderness Studio. Here you can view trails, and plan your trip! This is a great tool when it comes to planning your trip and with great customer service.
Starting off Right
Although planning your trip can be time consuming, reading over the parks website or checking in with our local blog will help provide you with resources to start your trip the right way.
Reach out to us directly with any questions you may have. Please keep in mind, all information provided here regarding Glacier National Park is from their website (click here).
Now we'll ask YOU a question... What are you looking forward to the most?